|Ecuador: The Tribes vs. Chevron-Texaco - Link Media, Inc.|
(Latin Pulse: October 27, 2009) Thousands of people representing Ecuador's indigenous tribes are suing Chevron-Texaco over the pools of toxic wastewater the company left behind. Following Chevron-Texaco's 30 years of profit from indigenous lands and resources, the tribes are seeking 27.3 billion dollars from the California-based corporation for the clean-up. We talk with Joe Berlinger about his new film on the case, Crude, and with Amazon Watch about the worst environmental disaster since Chern...
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|Chagas: A Silent Epidemic - Link Media, Inc.|
(Latin Pulse: October 12, 2009) Latin Pulse brings you a special investigative report from Telesur on the epidemic of Chagas in Argentina's rural provinces. Although it already affects upwards of 18 million people throughout the Americas, causing heart failure, digestive problems and death, the disease may be spreading from the rural population to the cities. Scientists and researchers argue that the failure to identify and correct the main source of disease - poverty - is the result of governme...
|Argentina's Food Farmers Trumped by Soy - Link Media, Inc.|
In this episode of Latin Pulse we focus on the struggle between Argentine food farmers and transnational soy producers.
|Toribio: War in the Cauca Region - Link Media, Inc.|
Latin Pulse brings you this episode of the Colombian TV show
|Link TV Promo Spots - Link Media, Inc.|
Promos and interstitials on Link TV.
|Toxic Justice? BP and Bhopal - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: July 9, 2010) If you must experience a devastating industrial accident, pray you live in a rich and powerful country. Americans are justifiably angry, but they have 24-hour tar ball removal, a hotline for oiled birds, and a 20 billion dollar compensation fund. In Bhopal, India, tens of thousands were killed 25 years ago when toxic gasescaped from a factory run by the U.S. company Union Carbide...
|Colombia: Stories That Kill Part 2 - An Interview with Hollman Morris - Link Media, Inc.|
Latin Pulse brings you the complete interview with Colombian award-winning journalist Hollman Morris in this second part of the special report "Colombia: Stories That Kill."Morris calls on the international community for solidarity and support of freedom of speech in Colombia. The Colombian secret police have been illegally spying on Morris since 2004; he tells us why.
|Colombia: Historias Que Matan Parte 2 - Una entrevista con Hollman Morris - Link Media, Inc.|
En esta segunda parte del reportaje especial: Colombia: Historias que matan, Latin Pulse presenta le entrevista completa con el premiado periodista colombiano Hollman Morris. Morris nos cuenta sobre su delicada situacion de seguridad y hace un llamado a la comunidad internacional, a la solidaridad y al respeto de la libertad de expresion en Colombia. El periodista Morris venia siendo seguido por la policia secreta colombiana desde el ano 2004...
|Colombia: Historias Que Matan - Link Media, Inc.|
Plagado por la violencia, el narcotráfico y la corrupción, Colombia es uno de los lugares más peligrosos del mundo para los periodistas. Preguntamos, qué tipo de discursos estan siendo silenciados? Cómo y quién los censura? Algunos de los periodistas que trabajan hoy desafiando los límites de la libertad de expresión, comparten con nosotros su lucha por contar las historias de la guerra, para ellos, una tarea clave para lograr la paz en Colombia.
|Afghanistan: Wealth, War, Propaganda, Petraeus - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: June 25, 2010) The recent announcement of vast mineral wealth in Afghanistan sent salesman-in-chief Hamid Karzai to Japan to pitch the allies, while the mastermind of the minerals survey at the Department of Defense arranged publicity here in the U.S. A controversial New York Times article quoted General David Petraeus calling the assessment "stunning," which sent conspiracy theorists spinning...
|The Drug War vs The War on Drugs - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: April 30, 2010) The "War on Drugs" has created a drug war in Mexico. Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigration is an attempt to address the results, but fails to get to the heart of the problem. Reducing U.S. demand for drugs and the flow of guns to Mexico could alleviate the violence -- but the U.S. seems more willing to help Mexico wage war than deal with the issues behind the problem.SOURCES:Galavision, Mexico; Das Erste, Germany; Fox News, U.S.; NBC, U.S.; ABC, U.S.; Al Jazee...
|South Africa: A Cup Half Full - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: June 11, 2010) The U.S. could use a nice distraction, why not the World Cup? The fans worldwide are ready, and so are South Africa's new stadiums. Someone built a fake shanty-town for housing tourists, and a real one for formerly homeless South Africans. But if you can't make it to Johannesburg, you can watch the games on ESPN and even get your own 3D version of the new Soccer City "Calabash" Stadium.SOURCES: SBS, South Korea; DW, Germany; BBC, U.K.; TVN, Chile; TV5MONDE, France; ...
|Colombia: Stories That Kill - Link Media, Inc.|
(Latin Pulse: July 2, 2009) Plagued by violence, drug trafficking, and corruption, Colombia is one of the world's most dangerous places to be a journalist. We look at what kind of speech is being silenced, by whom, and how. Today, independent journalists working up against the boundaries of free speech share with us their struggle to tell the stories of the countrys bloody reality, a task they feel is key to creating more peaceful Colombia...
|Violence and Drug Trafficking in Mexico - Link Media, Inc.|
(Latin Pulse: May 21, 2009) Day after day, Mexico is home to more and more victims of drug trafficking and organized crime. In 2008 alone, 6,290 murders were attributed to fighting between the factions of organized crime. These factions are fighting for control over the drug routes to the United States, the world's biggest consumer of drugs. In addition, other illicit, million-dollars businesses - like human trafficking and kidnapping - are also expanding, even beyond Mexico's borders...
|Korea Family Feud - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: May 28, 2010) After the South Korean warship Cheonan sunk -- allegedly due to a North Korean torpedo -- the West was unanimous in its judgment of North Korea's guilt, and quick to spin different theories on the motive for the attack. But, some South Koreans aren't so sure, thinking the attack too neat a coincidence with the looming elections, and finding the evidence murky. The plot thickens.SOURCES: KBS, South Korea; KCTV, North Korea; Fox News, U.S; MBC, South Korea; Al Jazeera ...
|Africa: Cash for Climate Change? - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: December 2, 2009) China and the U.S. may be patting themselves on the back for proposing CO2 emission cuts, but African nations are boiling mad. Africa accounts for 14% of the world's population, but emits only 3% of its CO2. Amid floods in the continent's east and drought in the west, Africans accuse the developed world of timidity, and some are calling for climate reparations.SOURCES: Al Jazeera English, Qatar; BBC, U.K.; CCTV, China; NTV, Kenya; TV5, France; SABC, South Africa
|Muslim Fashion: Cover Me Beautiful - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: March 19, 2010) The dress of Muslim women worldwide walks a fine line between conservative and chic. In Chechnya and Iran, politics affect how much skin a woman can show. Pakistani fashion designers rebel against Taliban influence with revealing clothes, while one female Muslim designer is making fabulous clothes that are both respectful and stylish. SOURCES: RT, Russia; South Asia Newsline, India; BBC, U.K.; CBS, U.S.
|The Dollar Drops - Link Media, Inc.|
The value of the dollar continues to decrease. With the sub-prime mortgage mess and high oil prices, Americans are feeling the pinch. But, as the U.S. economy struggles, economies and businesses worldwide are also feeling the effects. Will the euro be the new world currency? Or will the holiday shopping season be just what the dollar needs to bounce back? SOURCES: Al Jazeera English, Qatar; Asia Today, China; KBS News, South Korea; DW, Germany; TV5, France; Once Noticias, Mexico; NBC News, U.S.
|Latin Pulse/Pulso Latino - Link Media, Inc.|
A new concept in current affairs, LatinPulse/Pulso Latino is a bilingual English/Spanish half-hour series providing news and analysis on Latino America through the eyes of Latin American media.
|Debt: Greece vs California - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: April 16, 2010) A question being hotly debated by bloggers: who is buried in worse debt, Greece or California? News reports lean towards Greece as the real basket case, while TV news loves any reason to show video of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Both Greece and California are cutting deep to balance the books, and their people are hitting back with protests and anger. Will either receive a bailout, or are they both doomed to default? For this special News Hunt episode, we'll grab facts ...
|Interview with El Salvador’s President-elect Mauricio Funes - Link Media, Inc.|
(Latin Pulse: May 1, 2009) Link TV's Latin Pulse Team brings you an exclusive interview with El Salvador’s president-elect Mauricio Funes in this second part of the special presentation "El Salvador: A Historic Election".
|Times Square Bomber: Terrorist or Pawn? - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: May 14, 2010) No one can understand why someone like Faisal Shahzad, an educated, naturalized U.S. citizen, would try to bomb Times Square. Many in the media question if he is a true terrorist or just being used as a political pawn. While most U.S. and international media condemn Shazhad as a terrorist and dissect every facet of his life, Pakistani media is quick to see a conspiracy and to question American motives...
|Immigration Reform and Immigrant Rights - Link Media, Inc.|
(Latin Pulse/Pulso Latino: March 17, 2009) President Obama courted Latino voters with immigration reform, but economic worries have taken priority above all else. Through news reports from Latin America and US Latin newscasts, we show the view from the South on immigration. Our partner New America Media speaks with writer Richard Rodriguez about how immigration has changed over the last few years, and what it will mean to leave reform unaddressed...
|Is the Pope to Blame? Sex Abuse and the Catholic Church - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: April 2, 2010) Cases of sexual abuse by Catholic priests in Europe echo decade-old events in the U.S. - but the Vatican has responded very differently. As evidence is revealed that shows the Pope may have been a part of the scandal, should something have been learned from the American experience?SOURCES: AL Jazeera English, Qatar; BBC, U.K.; TV5MONDE, France; RTL II and Deutsche Welle, Germany; NBC, U.S.
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|Moonstruck: New Race To The Moon - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: July 24, 2009) The U.S. is struggling to catch up in anew race to return man to the moon. China, India, Japan and Russia areputting pride and technology on the line to win. But some peopleare wondering if walking on the moon again is a step in the wrongdirection.Sources: BBC, U.K.; CCTV, China; NDTV, India; Russia Today, Russia;Deutsche Welle, Germany
|Latin America Takes to the Streets - Link Media, Inc.|
(Latin Pulse/Pulso Latino: January 29, 2009) High spirits and high hopes are felt around the world as the First African-American president in U.S. history is sworn-in in Washington D.C. Then, in Venezuela, things get ugly between students and police during a protest against the vote on amendments to the constitution regarding re-electing the Venezuelan President. People in Latin America take to the streets in support of Palestinians suffering in the Gaza Strip...
|Arab Reaction to Shoe Attack on Bush - Link Media, Inc.|
Arab Reaction to Shoe Attack on Bush
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|Mexico's Drug Wars - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: March 5, 2009) Beheadings, assassinations, gun battles on the street - Mexico is ground zero in the global war on drugs. U.S. media focuses on the spread of violence north of the border, as drug cartels spread fear and intimidation south of it. What will it take for Mexico to beat the drug lords? Sources: Once Noticias, Mexico; TeleSur, Venezuela; TVE, Spain; Galavision, Mexico; Al Jazeera English, Qatar; NBC, U.S.; CNN, U.S.; Fox News, U.S.; BBC News Online, U.K.; Stratfor Global...
|Latin America Meets Obama - Link Media, Inc.|
(Latin Pulse/Pulso Latino: January 15, 2009) Central America shakes as we start a new year. Who is to blame? In the U.S., President-elect Barack Obama entertains his first visitor from south of the border. And what happens when the INS knocks at your door in the middle of the night? In Venezuela, Hugo Chavez delivers harsh words for Israel's actions in the Gaza strip. And, why could Mother Goose and the Brothers Grimm end up in front of a judge? This, and more, in this episode of Latin Pulse...
|Chimerica: U.S., China and the Global Economy - Link Media, Inc.|
This week Global Pulse revisits China and its relationship with the U.S. and the world, from our 2009 Year-End Special. This overview of China's changing role in the turbulent global economy includes an interview with Wayne Silby, Chairman of the Board of Calvert Investments, and an unusually deep look at China as portrayed by CCTV, Chinese state television. SOURCES: CCTV, China; Al Jazeera English, Qatar; Fox News, U.S.; CBS, U.S.; BBC, U.K.
|Gaza Media War - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: January 13, 2009) Israel and Hamas are fighting on two fronts in Gaza - a military battle, and a battle for public opinion. People around the world are being confronted with horrifying images of war, as well as all sorts of spin from various sources in the ongoing Gaza tragedy. As the combatants attempt to control the message, the media sphere is also crowded with self-promotion by secondary players...
|Obesity Going Global - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: February 26, 2010) The U.S. isn't the only country with an obesity problem. This week's Global Pulse looks at the tactics being deployed worldwide by nations facing an epidemic of obesity. Looking to combat unwanted effects of our modern era's sedentary lifestyle, countries are harkening back to the salad days with campaigns encouraging exercise for adults and children, and the avoidance of fatty foods...
|World Leaders - NAKED! - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: August 14, 2009) It's the summer season, so bring on the silly news stories. That is, news stories about scantily clad politicians worldwide. Chancellor Merkel in her underwear gives new meaning to government transparency. President Correa of Ecuador gets a resounding WOW! And the obsession with Russian Prime Minister Putin's pecs vs. President Obama's buff physique had many in the media talking...
|Cyber Attack or Media Hack? - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: July 17, 2009) When hackers hit government websites in the U.S. and South Korea, was it a cyber salvo in a new form of warfare, or just hackers causing mischief? Some media went on a cyber field day, pointing fingers at that international bad boy, North Korea. But in this case, the hype may be more of a threat than the hackers. Sources: KBS, South Korea; BBC, U.K.; CNN (Lou Dobbs), U.S.; CBS, U.S.; CCTV, China; Russia Today, Russia; Bkis, Vietnam
|Obama's Nobel War and Peace Prize - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: October 14, 2009) President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace prize catches the media off guard. But the adjectives quickly start flowing. The war in Afghanistan and the contrast between Mr. Obama and his predecessor, President George W. Bush, fueled the blunt criticism and outright mockery of the Nobel Committee's decision. Is the furor directed at Obama the man, or Obama, the symbol of America?Sources: NTVKenya, Kenya; Russia Today, Russia; Press TV, Iran; Al Jazeera, Qatar; Fox News, ...
|Haiti in the Media: Compassion vs. Showboating - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: January 29, 2010) Despite the epic nature of the disaster in Haiti, this overview of worldwide news coverage of the earthquake reveals that media still found time to commend their nation's rescuers, promote their own star journalists, and even get in some digs at the U.S. While the coverage raised awareness and donations for devastated Haiti, these clips from media around the world show a fine line between compassion and self-promotion while thousands go without food or shelter...
|China: A Second Superpower - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: November 18, 2009) Is it time for the U.S to accept China's equality? President Obama makes a historic trip to China, stressing the importance of China as partner in economics and climate change. While media characterized the visit as a debtor treading lightly with its creditor, the reality of the trip may prove to be the emergence of another superpower. SOURCES: Sky News, U.K; BBC, U.K; Fox News, U.S; ABC News, U.S; CBS News, U.S; NBC, U.S; KBS, South Korea; CCTV, China; Asia Tod...
|Nigeria's Power Vacuum - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: February 12, 2010) Nigeria's president has been in a Saudi hospital for months, and the people and government of Nigeria are wondering who is in control. While President Umaru Yar'Adua seeks medical treatment, there have been mass protests, rowdy government debates, and a severed cease fire with Niger Delta militants, who have now gone back to disrupting Nigeria's oil and gas exports...
|Torture on Trial - Link Media, Inc.|
This Link TV original production investigates the history of interrogations in the "War on Terrorism", and the growing movement calling for accountability for those who authorized and participated in torture.
|Finishing START - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: January 15, 2010) The 1991 START treaty limiting U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons expired in December, but expectations for a reduction in arms remained high. Since then, the picture has been clouded by a push for weapons modernization by American conservatives, and new criticism from Russia's Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin -- who may be playing to the crowd with his eye on the next presidential election...
|Al Qaeda's War Against Christians - Link Media, Inc.|
(Mosaic Intelligence Report: November 5, 2010) Al-Qaeda issues a threat against Christians. Dozens of Iraqi worshippers are killed in a church in Baghdad. Will the ethnic strife in Iraq expand to include Christians? And who is driving this wedge?
|Pakistan: Obama’s Vietnam? - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: February 12, 2009) The Taliban have taken control of a northern district in Pakistan known as Swat, wreaking havoc throughout the valley, even as Obama’s envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, arrives on a fact-finding tour of the region. The Pakistani army isn’t able to stop the Taliban; why not? SOURCES: BBC, U.K; Deutsche Welle, Germany; South Asia Newsline, India; Asia Today, China; Al Jazeera English, Qatar; Press TV, Iran; ABC, U.S; NBC, U.S; UCTV, U.S.
|Walls of Conflict - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: November 11, 2009)Many walls stand around the world, even as Germany celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Berlin wall coming down. As most media focused on the anniversary celebrations, others tied the plight of Koreans and Palestinians, who are still separated by walls, to the festivities. When trying to keep the peace, are walls ever a good idea?(Global Pulse: November 11, 2009) Many walls stand around the world, even as Germany celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Berlin wa...
|North Korea: Where Truth Lies - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: April 9, 2009) Was it a missile test or a space launch? Did it fall into the sea or put a satellite into orbit? While most media sources agree that North Korea failed at testing a missile, the North Koreans insist they successfully launched a satellite. The North also launched a propaganda assault inside the country, including patriotic songs supposedly transmitted from orbit and 1950s-style “space age” imagery.SOURCES: Chosun Central Television, N...
|Global Meltdown: Human Fallout - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: March 19, 2009) As the waves of the financial meltdown pound banks and governments, the human cost is easily lost in the background. From layoffs to shattered dreams, the global crisis becomes a personal crisis. Do we really see how deeply it reaches into the global community? Sources: Al Jazeera English, Qatar; CNN, U.S.; Deutsche Welle, Germany; South Asia Newsline, India; Russia Today, Russia; KBS, South Korea
|Swine Flu: The Vaccination - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: September 11, 2009) Flu season means vaccine worries. Some countries have it, some don't, and others fear unequal distribution. And there are the conspiracy theories, making it difficult to know what's fact, and what's fiction. SOURCES: Associated Press, U.S.; The Telegraph, U.K.; Al Jazeera English, Qatar; KBS, South Korea; CCTV, China; RT, Russia; South Asia Newsline, India.
|The BRIC & The SCO - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: June 19, 2009) The BRIC and the SCO -- ever heard of them? "The most dangerous institution the American people have never heard of" is the SCO, some have said -- and it just got more dangerous. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization played host to the world's top four economic dynamos -- Brazil, Russia, India and China, known as BRIC. The U.S. media, allergic to international conferences without Americans in attendance, continue to miss this important story.Sources: CCTV, China; Ru...
|Inside Global Pulse - Link Media, Inc.|
(October 1, 2009) A behind-the-scenes look at how Global Pulse happens. Our secret weapon: a committed team of news junkies and journalists from around the world. Our mission is to guide you through all the hype to the heart of news events that matter. When you want to know what the world thinks, and how it will impact you, watch Global Pulse - News Without Borders.
|Politics and Torture - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: April 24, 2009) Obama declassifies Bush administration documents that detail and attempt to legalize what some have called “torture techniques.” While the U.S media seem focused on the political ramifications, media worldwide present the brutality of torture and point the finger of blame directly at Bush.SOURCES: FOX, CBS, ABC, CNN, The Daily Show, U.S; TV5, France; Press TV, Iran; TVN, Chile; Al Jazeera English, Qatar
|Remembering Afghanistan - Link Media, Inc.|
(Global Pulse: February 26, 2009) U.S. TV news finally focuses on Afghanistan – why did it take so long? And what will they show us? Since President Obama announced plans to deploy another 17,000 troops to Afghanistan, the U.S. networks are finally setting up bureaus there. But while the American focus is on U.S. troops and the political implications of Obama’s policies, the international media is telling a different story...